A Historic Candlelight Festival Comes to Cooperstown!



The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, one of the real treats in Upstate New York, is hosting their annual Candlelight Festival on Saturday December 14, from 3-7pm.

The museum is a small rural campus of interesting and historic buildings set up in a village square motif.  Blacksmith shops, printers offices, churches and banks, a one-room schoolhouse and more all make this a top tourist spot throughout the year.  And of  course the Baseball Hall of Fame is just down the street and around the corner!

Ride through the museum grounds on a horse drawn sleigh, let the kiddies take a spin on the magnificent Empire State Carousel (for free), enjoy traditional holiday foods and beverages and marvel at the hundreds of lit candles casting their warm glow over the grounds.  There will also be a reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by a local theater group.

Don’t forget to visit the historic Fenimore Museum which is right across the street!


What: Candlelight Festival

Where:  The Historic Farmers Museum, Cooperstown (Otsego County)

When: Sat., December 14, from 3-7pm.

Website:  This is a ticketed event.  For info http://www.farmersmuseum.org/candlelight

About "Big Chuck"

Hi folks, this is "Big Chuck" here. I love Upstate New York! I have written several books about the region, do a lot of public speaking around the state, am an award-winning radio broadcaster (since 1989), write a bi-monthly newspaper column and give walking tours of Cooperstown, N.Y. Yes, I do keep busy! I hope we can share some Upstate stories on this blog! If you would like to take a look at my series of Upstate New York books visit www.upstatenewyorkbooks.vpweb.com
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